Plastic in Central America: Purchases Up 6%

Last year, the region bought $3.874 million worth of plastic and manufactured goods from abroad, 6% more than in 2016, and 35% of imports came from the United States.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Import of plastic and its manufactures in Central America Al March 31st, 2019  

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Imports by country 
In 2017, the main importer of plastic and its manufactures in Central America was Costa Rica, with $1.215 billion, followed by Guatemala, with $840 million, El Salvador, with $622 million, Honduras, with $502 million, Panama, with $458 million and Nicaragua, with $237 million.

Variation of regional imports 
Between 2016 and 2017, the value imported into the region grew by 6%, increasing from $3.667 billion to $3.874 billion.

The increase recorded in 2017 represents a resumption of growth in purchases abroad, since for the years 2015 and 2016, no significant changes were recorded. 

Origin of regional imports 

Over the past year, 35% of the value imported by Central America came from the USA, 10% from China, 9% from Mexico, 4% from Taiwan and 3% from Colombia.

China is the market of origin of purchases that has grown the most in the last six years, as in 2012 it represented 5% of the total value of regional purchases, and last year that proportion rose to 17%.

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